Things you should know today: 2/14/19


Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

In this June 23, 2018, file photo, a guard walks by toys placed for migrant children by protesters as they march to a temporary migrant detention facility in Homestead, Fla. Journalists were allowed inside a new expansion of the facility on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 where nearly 150 teenage migrants sleep in rows of bunk beds in a large windowless room and use portable toilets housed in adjacent tents. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

On Wednesday journalists were allowed inside the last remaining temporary migrant detention facility in Homestead, Fla. The facility, which houses over 1,500 teens, is under fire from lawmakers and advocacy groups who claim it is in violation of state child welfare laws.

Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

Maria Ressa, center, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, is escorted into the courtroom to post bail at a Regional Trial Court. Ressa was arrested Wednesday on a libel chase. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Award-winning journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail Thursday, Feb. 14 after being arrested on libel charges for openly criticizing Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. While Duterte claims the arrest was simply a response to a criminal complaint, Ressa recognizes the event as “death by a thousand cuts” to democracy.

Pompeo says ‘confronting Iran’ key to Mideast peace

Front row third from left, United States Vice President Mike Pence, fourth from left, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, fifth from left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sixth from left, United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, pose for a group photo at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Polish capital is hosting a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told world leaders at a conference in Warsaw the road to peace in the Middle East lies in confronting the region’s top threat: Iran. The conference was denounced by Iran as an effort to demonize their country.

Viral content of the day

Fox Searchlight released a trailer for the movie “Tolkien” on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The movie is set to come out in May 2019. It will explore the early life of author J. R. R. Tolkien and the effect it had on his Middle-Earth novels.

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